Watermelon Blossoms – More than Pretty Flowers
Watermelons (Citrullus lanatus) are warm-season annuals and depending on the variety, can take anywhere from 60 to over 100 days before the fruit is ripe and ready for harvesting. That means months of waiting. A good sign your plants are healthy and happy is seeing the cheery yellow blossoms form and bloom. Next comes the most important step in the flower’s lifecycle – pollination. Read on for tips on understanding the characteristics and habits of watermelon blossoms.